April 17, 2006

The Q Source is published weekly under the auspices of the office of the Dean of Students.  Notices of events and concerns of the community are included. All submissions must be signed and include a contact phone number or e-mail address.  Free classified ads are also printed for members of the YDS community; these must be kept as short as possible. The Q Source is now available online at All submissions must be e-mailed  with “Q Source” in the subject line. All submissions must be in by 5:00 p.m. Friday.  No exceptions to deadlines will be made!!  The right to edit is reserved. –Kelly J. Stone, Editor


Academic Information

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE   Spring Semester 2005-06

Monday, May 1



9-12 noon

Rel. 600, O.T. Interpretation (Sharp)

Niebuhr, Latourette S-223, Bushnell S-200




2-5 pm

Rel. 601, N.T. Interpretation (Attridge)

Niebuhr, Latourette S-223, Bushnell S-200




Tuesday, May 2



9-12 noon

Rel. 605, Elementary N.T. Greek (Nongbri)

S-117 Wood Sem. Rm.


Rel. 795, Anglican Th/Hist I: Great Britain (Beeley)





2-3 pm

Rel. 700 Hist. of Western Xnity 1200-1700 (Rittgers)





Wednesday, May 3



9-12 noon

Rel. 713, Rel. Ethics & Modern Moral Issues (Outka)





2-3 pm

Rel. 701, Rel. & American Society (Balmer)


2-5 pm

Rel. 674, Intermediate Hebrew (Hoffer)

S-101 Bushnell




Thursday, May 4



9-12 noon

Rel. 618, Intermediate Greek: Septuagint (Hultin)

RSV S-200 Bushnell




2-5 pm

Rel. 604, Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Lemos)

S-104 Bushnell




Friday, May 5



9-12 noon

Rel. 796, Christian Marriage (Spinks)

S-117 Wood Sem. Rm.




2-4 pm

Rel. 699, Latin Readings (Turner)

S-101A Bushnell





  • Applications are available for Summer Elementary Biblical Hebrew and Elementary N.T. Greek.  Stop by the Registrar's office for an application or send an email requesting an application to
  • A fourth Preventing Ministerial Misconduct Workshop has been added for Friday-Saturday, May 12-13 meeting from 9:00-4:00 on both days (limit 25).  If you want to sign up, stop by the Registrar's Office asap.
  • To returning students: This is a reminder that April 10-21 has been set aside for you to meet with your faculty adviser to review how the year has gone and your plans for next year including courses you may be interested in taking.  Your adviser has a copy of your transcript and other information to assist with this conversation. 



Additional course offerings to the published Class Schedules:
Fall 2006:

·        Process Theology (Andre Willis)

·        African American Religious Strategies (Andre Willis)

·        Pastoral Care in Loss: Dying, Death and Bereavement (Jan Holton)

·        Introduction to Pastoral Care (formerly Transitions) (Jan Holton)

·        Rel. Intercultural Pastoral Care & Theology in a Multicultural Society (Kristen Leslie)--to replace the Transitions course listed

·        Bonhoeffer and King (Willis Jenkins)

·        Global Ethics (Willis Jenkins)

·        Evangelism (Jonathan Bonk)


Spring 2007: 

·        Communicative Ethics in a Multicultural  Democracy:  Philosophical Resources for Religious Perspectives on Public Ethics (Tom Ogletree)

·        Environmental Ethics (Willis Jenkins)

·        Neighborhood Ethics (Willis Jenkins)

·        Graduate Seminar:  First Isaiah (J.J.M. Roberts)

·        Hebrew Exegesis:  Amos and Hosea (J.J.M. Roberts)

(Several of these are new courses that will need to go to the Curriculum Committee.)


Applications for Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) are currently being accepted for language study in the 2006 fall semester.  DILS responds to requests by individuals or small groups (no more than 3) to learn a language for a valid academic reason, providing the opportunity for Yale students to study languages that are not offered through traditional classroom instruction at Yale.  The program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Only those applications will be approved for which adequate materials, Language Partners, and testing can be arranged.  The deadline for applications is Monday May 1.  For additional information about DILS interested students should consult the DILS web site at or send inquiries to



On Campus

Interested in being the next Q Source Editor?

The Q Source editor position is available for the 2006-07 academic year. This is a great job, and I’d be happy to tell you more about it! If you are interested in becoming the next editor, email by Friday, April 21st. Thank you! 

Q Source Publication Schedule for the remainder of the year:

~ The last regular Q Source of the year ~ Monday, April 24 ~ Submission deadline:  Friday, April 21

~ Commencement Edition ~  Monday, May 15 ~ Submission deadline: Friday May 13th.


On behalf of the Systematic Theology Jr. Faculty Search you are invited to attend the candidate lecture delivered by: Steffen Lösel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Tuesday, April 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Niebuhr Hall, N123. "Vatican II -- Milestone or Watershed?  Postconciliar Ecclesiology in Conflict."  Please welcome Dr. Lösel at the coffee hour around 11:00 a.m. in the Common Room following the Chapel service on the following day, Wednesday, April 19.  


All are invited to attend a homiletics lecture by guest speaker: The Rev. Dr. Nora Tubbs Tisdale, Associate Pastor at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Wednesday, April 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Niebuhr Hall, N123 "Speaking Truth in Love:  Strategies for Prophetic Preaching."


Berkeley Community Eucharist-our final Community Eucharist of the year. Sing your favorite Easter Hymns, recognize the seniors who will be leaving, and listen to Prof. Carolyn Sharp preach.  Wednesday, 19 April, 6 pm, Marquand Chapel.  Questions? Ask Ann Bonner-Stewart or William Bell, Sacristans.


Spanish Evening Prayer will be offered each Thursday this semester from 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. at the Berkeley Center at the corner of Canner & St. Ronan Streets near the YDS campus. You don't have to know Spanish to participate, and English translations of the texts are provided. Come join us!  Questions, contact Paul McLain,


The Sacramental Winers invite you to our annual spring concert and 15th anniversary celebration!  The concert will take place on Saturday, April 22nd, at 7 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.  The opening act will be YDS’ very own Bible Belters!  The concert is free to the public, but we will be accepting donations to benefit the Children’s Mission of the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James.  Following the incredible music, please join us for a fun-filled quinceanera celebration in the Common Room!


Inspired by the amazing singing of the Winers and Belters at their spring concert?  Need a study break on your Saturday night?  Ready to debut your favorite shower songs?  Student Council invites you to come out to GPSCY for karaoke on Saturday, April 22nd, at 10 p.m.  All are welcome!


To celebrate the Wordsmith's journal "Prospect" the YDS writing collective invites all of you to a reading of their literary works. Free copies of the journal will be available. This event will take place in Marquand Chapel on Sunday, April 23 at 2:30pm (sharp).  We hope to be done before 4pm and a reception will follow. The collective of readers will be:

Eileen Sypher               Andrew Nurkin            Meredith Farmer Grubbs          Joel Hanisek

Johanna Osborne          Videen Bennett             Joseph Primo

Timothy Ree                 Dianne Bilyak   JC Aevaliotis

Thanks and we hope to see you there! Any questions please email:


Peace Pole Installation! YDS Quadrangle, Monday, April 24, 11:00am.  There are more than 200,000 Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments to peace. They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and pray for world peace. The YDS Peace Pole will be handcrafted in copper by Joel Selmier, a Cincinnatti artist. To find out more about the Peace pole and Joel’s art, visit his website at The cost of the copper pole is $1250, plus approximately $120 for shipping, and is being raised by private donation.  If you are interested in contributing to this project please make out your check to Yale Divinity School, write "Peace Pole" in the memo line, and then give or mail the check to Allie Perry, our project fundraiser, at 247 Saint Ronan Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Any contributions beyond the project total will be used to establish a permanent fund for the Peacemaking Initiative to facilitate peacemaking events on campus. Peace, Canaan Harris, coordinator The Peacemaking Initiative


Annual Sale at Student Book Supply!  Monday thru Thursday, April 24-27.  Special pricing on overstock and special purchases!  30 % off all clothing and hats.  Silent auction on select items (you name your price!).  Clearance table – $1.00 and up!  Daily specials  - 30% off different sections of books each day!


The biggest party of the year, the YDS SPRING FLING, is coming!  This year Spring Fling starts at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, April 25th, at the Peabody Museum (at the corner of Whitney and Sachem).  The whole YDS/ISM/BDS community is invited for an evening of dancing with the dinosaurs! Also, as part of the SPRING FLING this year, the Peabody will be open from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, for families from the YDS community to come, explore, play games, and eat ice cream! Questions about Spring Fling?  Contact Jared Stahler at


Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)


University Public Worship at Battell Chapel: An ecumenical worship service of the historic Church of Christ in Yale.  11 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Church school/child care provided. Handicap accessible. We welcome and support persons of any race, age, nationality, physical ability, mental condition and sexual orientation.


Yale's Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics Presents: The 2006 Robert H. Litowitz Lecture, "Apocalypse and the Modern American Imagination."  Norman Birnbaum, Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University Law Center.  Tuesday, April 18th 4:00-5:30 at Linsly-Chittenden Hall 63 High Street Room 317.  A reception will follow the lecture.  For further details please contact


The Yale School of Management Presents: Technology Business and Society Symposium on April 18, 2006 at 5pm (55 Hillhouse Avenue).  Bringing together students, academics, NGO's, non-profits, journalists, and private companies from around the globe to address a wide spectrum of issues relating to the interaction of technology and society.  Speakers from the WHO, Somali Telecom Group, NPower NY, Yale University, and WIPO.   Reception to follow.  Registration is free, but limited, so please sight up as soon as possible


“Can Newspaper Journalism Survive Blogs, Fox News, and Karl Rove?” by David Wessel.  Tuesday, April 18, 2006. 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. General Motors Room, Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue at the Yale School of Management.  David Wessel is the Washington Deputy Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal.


A seminar announcement from the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective, co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP).  Thursday, April 20, 2006, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.  ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A002 (Please note change of room).  Featuring: Martha Nussbaum, Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago.  "The Hindu Right in India and its Debt to German Antisemitism" A copy of the advance paper is available at Refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact Pam Greene: or (203) 432-3052.


Workshop on Asian Religions: “Sand, Stones, and Stars: Nature in the Religious Imagination” sponsored by The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University and the Yale Center for International and Area Studies. This workshop will be held on April 21, 22 and 23, 2006 at Yale University. For more information and to register for this event, please contact Please provide your name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax, and email. Registration deadline is April 3, 2006.


Auburn Continuing Education Programs ( ) for April 2006:

·          “Access, Attitudes and Disability”  Tuesday, April 25, 2006 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Fee $20, to register please email

·          Auburn’s Lives of Commitment Awards.  Friday, April 21, 2006 (7:30 -9:00 am). The Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.  Please RSVP to by Friday, April 14.

·          Presentation and Discussion of the Final Report of the PCUSA Theological Task Force on
Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church.  At The Brick Presbyterian Church (
62 East 92nd Street).  Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 7:00 pm.  Free and open to the public.

·          Save the Date!!  Lecture by Gustav Neibuhr, May 9, 2006 at 5:30 pm.  This lecture is free and open to the public. 


The time has come to party.  Yes indeed.  Palimpsest 4, the long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated literary and arts magazine is being launched on: APRIL 27 at 4:30 PM!!!  The party starts in HGS Room 119 and will move to the Common Room for more fun and games.  Bring your friends!  Spread the word! Jayme Yen and Naomi Okuyama (editors, Pal4); Anna Chen and Rachel Pollak (editors, Pal5).




Summer Chapel Assistant: Worship at Battell continues through the summer. This position is part of the worship staff. The position includes: Set up on Sunday morning, assisting with Coffee Hour, ushering and greeting, clean up.  The hours are 9:00 to noon each Sunday. This position pays $12.00 an hour . To apply, contact Debra Rohr in the Chaplain's Office at 432-1133.


Summer Library Job: The Divinity School Library has a full-time (37.5 hours/per week) student assistant position available in the Library's Technical Services Department. Requirements: Average or better keyboarding skills. Facility with English essential. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European language preferred. Must be physically able to shift books and move heavy book trucks. If interested, please contact Eric Friede, 432-6372 /, or Mary Ellen Barbarito, 432-5294 /


Summer Resident Director(s) sought for Melita Welcome House, a ministry of hospitality for refugees through First Congregational Church, U.C.C. of Guilford (ONA).  Approximately 10 hour weeks.  Housing and weekly stipend.  Contact Linda Carleton, (203) 453-0254 or


First Church of Round Hill in Greenwich, CT is seeking a part-time Youth Minister to work with its middle school and senior high youth groups. This 8-10 hour/week position is almost exclusively focused on Sunday mornings and afternoons. The Youth Minister teaches a weekly middle school class on Sunday mornings and plans 1-2 activities/month on Sunday afternoons. In addition to working with youth, there are opportunities for preaching and worship leadership. Excellent salary and travel allowance. Please call or email the pastor, Rev. Robert Walker, at 203-629-3876 or


If you would like to apply for consideration as a graduate/professional affiliate of a residential college, please complete the online application at and submit it by 12:00 noon on FRIDAY, April 21, 2006.  Please note that late applications will NOT be considered.  For questions, contact James Terry, the graduate affiliate program coordinator (  Applicants will be notified by Friday, May 9.


Each year the faculty awards three graduate fellowships (the Day, Hooker, and Dwight Fellowships) to those members of the graduating class who have completed at least two years of residency at Yale Divinity School, have acquired such proficiency in theological studies as best to qualify them for doctoral work, and who have been admitted to a doctoral program in this country or elsewhere.  The grants have varied in size from one thousand to thirty-five hundred dollars.  Applications are available in Dean Wilson’s Office, Seabury first floor, and should be returned to Grace Chao, Room N122, no later than April 24, 2006.


If you know what you'll be doing next year, please fill out the graduating student questionnaire.  It takes just a few minutes (like 5) and provides the dean, the faculty and me with all sorts of helpful information.  Your name will never be associated with your response---I only ask it so that I can keep seeking out those that haven't responded!  So....if you've already agreed to a particular PhD, JD, STM or other program, have accepted a particular job, or know that you're not going to do either of those things next year (one of the options is not employed and not looking---staying home to care for family, read and write, etc.), please let me know what you're up to!


Are you a returning student for the 2006-2007 academic year?  Are you interested in one-on-one spiritual direction through the Annand Program? If so, please sign up for a brief (15-20min) intake interview with program director Rev. Jane Stickney.  Sign up sheet is located on the door of the Annand Meditation Room (across from Berkeley offices). Intake interviews will occur on: 4/18, 4/20, and 4/25.  Questions? contact


Ministry Resource Center

Visit the Ministry Resource Center at

Contact us at or 432-5319

Staff is available 10-3 weekdays


EARTH DAY:  liturgies, activities.  Raise awareness with all age groups.


Housing, poverty, hunger:  resources for all ages to learn and take action


Bible on audiocassette or CD:  good for commuters


Review Anglican history with videos:  

The Story of Anglicanism: ancient and medieval foundations; reformation and its

            consequences; creating a global family. 

The Story of the Episcopal Church: From Jamestown to Revolution, The Call to



From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity, Bart Ehrman, DVDs


Church planting, emergent church, natural church development:  do these topics interest you?  Look at our resources.


Multicultural congregations:  building them, leading them—see what we have


Godly Play curriculum and foundations:  learn about them


Rotation Model church school resources and background materials


Curriculum resources for adult education for all denominations and all topics:  church history, ethics, Bible, spirituality, for women’s group, for men’s groups, for young adults.


Learning Hebrew this summer:  look at our resources to support you


Review western history and tradition through a visual resources:  lots of DVDs and videos


Immigration issues:  study resources, videos on various immigrant groups:  America's New Religious Landscape; Force More Powerful; From a Different Shore: the Japanese-American Experience; Irish in America; Nation of Immigrants: the Chinese-American Experience; Religion and Immigration:  the Ties that Bind:  Stories Behind the Immigration Controversy are some of the DVDs and videos.


Pentecost liturgies, study resources, activities


Family ministries:  parenting resources, intergenerational activities and studies, youth and family ministries, and more